Visian ICL: A Solution for Patients Who Don’t Qualify for LASIK

April 30th, 2018
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Visian ICL is an effective alternative to LASIK for patients with moderate to severe nearsightedness, in many cases providing nearly identical results.

Though LASIK offers an improved vision to millions of patients worldwide, it’s not the only solution that can help them reach a glasses- and/or contact lens-free life. For patients who do not qualify for LASIK, Visian ICL may be a good alternative.

What Is Visian ICL?

Like LASIK, Visian ICL is a corrective eye surgery that can eliminate common refractive errors. However, the procedure relies on different instruments and techniques that may be more appropriate for patients with moderate to severe nearsightedness, as well as those with poor corneal thickness and severe dry eye.

Unlike LASIK, which reshapes the cornea, Visian ICL surgery involves the implantation of a small removable lense between the iris and the eye’s natural lens. A surgeon inserts the lens through a small gap in the cornea and secures its edges behind the iris. The implanted lens then works together with the eye’s natural lens, helping light focus on the retina.

Visian ICL is a minimally invasive procedure with high rates of success and patient satisfaction. It’s typically performed as a same-day outpatient procedure and usually lasts no longer than 30 minutes. Afterward, patients are given prescription eye drops (and, in some cases, mild sedatives) to help the eyes heal and adjust. Since Visian ICL is minimally invasive, it offers short recovery timelines, with many patients noticing results almost immediately.

Why Should I Choose Visian ICL?

Visian ICL offers a quick, virtually painless way to improve your vision if you have moderate to severe nearsightedness, poor cornea thickness, or abnormally shaped corneas. Most patients will enjoy freedom from corrective eyewear and long-term stability in their vision.

Visian ICL is also a reversible and/or modifiable procedure. While the vast majority of patients can expect their vision to remain stable, the artificial lens can be replaced with an updated prescription if necessary. As a result, Visian ICL offers a degree of flexibility that makes it ideal for patients with concerns about changes to their vision.

If you’re interested in learning more about Visian ICL, the experts at Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers are here to help. During your free consultation, we’ll thoroughly evaluate your vision and develop a specialized course of treatment that’s suited to your specific condition and budget. Give us a call at 800-714-2020 today or schedule an appointment today!

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